Agent Name

Lipofectamine

CAS Number

158571-62-1

Formula

C54-H106-N5-O5.C2-F3-O2.C42-H80-N-O8-P

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

1-Propanaminium, N-(3-((3-((4-((3-aminopropyl)amino)butyl)amino)propyl)amino)-3-oxopropyl)-N,N-dimethyl-2,3-bis(((9Z)-1-oxo-9-octadecenyl)oxy)-, salt with trifluoroacetic acid (1:1),mixt. with 1-((((2-aminoethoxy)hydroxyphosphinyl)oxy)methyl)-1,2-ethanediyl di-(9Z)-9-octadecenoate; LipofectAMINE; [RTECS]

Category

Biochemical Research

Sources/Uses

"Lipofectamine or Lipofectamine 2000 is a common transfection reagent, produced and sold by Invitrogen, used in molecular and cellular biology. It is used to increase the transfection efficiency of RNA (including mRNA and siRNA) or plasmid DNA into in vitro cell cultures by lipofection. Lipofectamine reagent contains lipid subunits that can form liposomes in an aqueous environment, which entrap the transfection materials, i.e. DNA plasmids." [Wikipedia]

Comments

Causes structural or functional changes in trachea or bronchi and effects on dehydrogenases in acute intratracheal studies of mice; [RTECS]

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